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of the west, the ramparts of america from the retirement plan for any right-thinking, free man. i join with you today, ladies and gentlemen on my name to visit to these united states of america. the most daring of human experiments. even today it is the incomparable strength, unrivaled innovation and immeasurable greatness, all of which coalesce , all of which amalgamate to produce the most depraved culture imaginable. it is the culture that captured the heart and mind that this australia. it is the idea that shaped these policies and personality. it is the ideal that makes you feel it/should should be sure to present in every 10 years criticism of a niche in to which he doesn't even belong. it is the equation that taught him that everything and anything is possible. it is the nation. this is the land of the possible, the land in which men and women are born in and give an opportunity for liberty, where liberties guaranteed. it is the same land that the tennessean teenager, floridian father, maryland mother with a bond under one flag, the train of a better life. free to choose their ow
a history of america's global participation and influence from 1898 to 1945. the author posits that during this time the united states introduced numerous political, cultural and economic ideas to the rest of the world. >> good afternoon. thank you for joining us here at the heritage foundation in our louis lehrman auditorium. we welcome those who join us on our web site on all these occasions. if you'll be so kind to check cell phones one last time and see that they're turned off. thank you, larry. amazing how many speakers actually start doing that when i say that. we will post the program on our web site within 24 hours for our future reference and, of course, our internet viewers are always welcome to e-mail us with questions or comments, simply writing those to speaker@heritage.org. our guest today, dr. larry schweikart, is a native of arizona. he earned his bachelor and master's degree at arizona state university and received his doctorate from the university of california santa barbara. throughout his high school and college, however, he spent most of his time playing drums in a var
to destroy them. what are the four pillars? first, america was founded in the christian religion and predominantly influenced by protestant. by the 20th century catholic, jewish but important role a culture 190000 so fundamentally protestant and even the progressives emerged from the liberal protestant churches. this reinforced the second exceptional pillar, ma, which causes the last given from god to defeat all in bubbles upward to the rulers. kids says the government of the people, by the people and for the people that lincoln referred to peer, my stands in stark opposition to every other nation on earth that is develop some form of civil law and which the law. germany and england had come them off for a while but by the 20 century, both have more or less abandoned it, germany more so than england. their further the end of world war ii, when europe unloaded, however unwillingly its colony, those colonies themselves to find and print process of the law. thus the first of pillars taken together means that a christian, protestant religion influence and shape everything about ameri
. these are shaped america and in the same pillars are often largely or even entirely ignored in shaping the postwar world in world war i and later decolonization of the world, part of the second volume. this book follows a 50 year struggle between those who call constitutionalists who want to strengthen the four pillars and progressives who want to destroy them. what are the four pillars? first, america was founded on the christian religion and predominantly influenced by protestantism. by the 20th century cat and jewish played an important role, the culture of 1900 was fundamentally protestant and even the progressives emerge from the liberal protestant churches. this reinforced the second exceptional pillar, common law, which causes that god has given her the law given from god to the people and bubbles upward to the rulers. this gives us the government of the people, by the people and for the people that lincoln referred to. common law stands in stark opposition to almost every other nation on earth that is develop some form of civil law in which it trickles down from the top. both germany and e
in 1979, but the issue rears its head every four years when people look around and wonder why america needs this antiquated contraption. and, unfortunately, i was looking in here for the name of the book. two people have no ask you. what about posting that on your website? >> if you don't mind my looking i can look in -- i think i have my book right here. perhaps i can come up with it. i believe it is called, how democratic is the american constitution? the author is a yale scholar, and i think, you know, i am under tv lights for too long. my brain is not coming up as something of a measly much better producing. >> host: okay. we are almost out of time anyway. if i give you 30 seconds to answer this question, and that's not very fair. there was an e-mail here that i wanted to finish with. and unfortunately, no i have put it under one of your books. i haven't read here. this is from allison in norman, oklahoma. when i was in elementary school in the 1950's, each classroom displayed a world map that put the u.s. squarely in the center of the world. the eurasian continent was split into,
with the actual history of civil rights in america or who have read my books notice that they had not read the books, but that was great because they believe everything the "new york times" believes, but the new york times won't argue with me. at least the gals on "the view" will argue with me. the summary of the book is white guilt never produced anything good, and don't make the same mistake again, america. that's why it had to come out before the election. it's a book about racism, and to my critics chagrin, i'm against it. [laughter] liberals have been the primary practitioners of it, and i start with the golden age of racial demagoguery in the 70s and 80s when every police shooting of a black kid would be the next case, treated in the media, suddenly the clan took over the new york city police force apparently. one of my -- it's hard to describe the beginnings because there's the brawl and various race hoaxes, and much like the trayvon martin case, they disappeared once the facts came out. you never get that final article saying, attention, readers, that story we've been his hysterica
for decades and that is what represented america pez influence as a prolonged role in the gulf. >>host: i always think of the british of involvement in the middle east. how did they step back? >>guest: with regard to the gulf of brits arrived in the 1800 representing their quest to provide order on the flanks to the imperial interest of india. the southern coast of the gulf was called the piru coast. constantly feuding tribes would feud with one another spilling out of the seaboard approach to in the and resulted in the tax on india. so the british found themselves pooled into the gulf during the 1800's. not to colonize it to maintain order. they did with the relatively small amount of military force. but you are right. up through the early 1870's was one of british hegemonic control over the persian golf. the aftermath of rope or two with the independence of india that the british brigade at -- began their retrenchment with the independence of india, the british lost the rationale for their military presence and their lost the money to pay for their presence there. >>host: did the americ
the middle part is when it changed overnight with the o.j. verdict. tennis 3:00 p.m. 1995 went wide america saw the majority black jury eight acquit the what celebrity and blacks america ugh cheered the verdict america said the white guilt bank has shut down. overnight. [applause] not only would of fulfilling that happened to discourse and relations but to black people suddenly and -- justice jackson and all sharpener not the sole spokesperson certainly those policies of welfare reform law and order they have been demagogue when nixon says law-and-order we know what he talks about. those were reagan and bush and rudy guiliani bless his soul tens of thousands of black lives were saved when will fare was one of the reform to blacks of lives were saved in a different way law-and-order was so saved and bill clinton took credit for both. [laughter] and we have 12 years of paradise where i describe the many wonderful things that happened. people are not walking on eggshells is a more. people had to be worried you would innocently say a word then you would ruin your career, you'd be hated by all o
as the insulting term is america and mercenaries because we paid for the military part where but for four years thailand would carry out the war and what they saw as their war in south vietnam's. casualty's is what we should keep in mind. >>host: professor ruth when did relations tel? they participated in the iraq war and world war ii. >> you can daypack to the famous example of the abraham lincoln war elephant troubles with the war but in the 20th century with the close u.s. ally -- ally disrupted partly but as soon as the cold war gels thailand comes as the strong u.s. ally and definitely a strong cold war ally as the component to the u.s. global strategy. >>host: why do you call it "in buddha's company"? >> those who fought saw themselves says buddhist warriors. some as a logical someday tried to halt communism as a threat to the practice of values or religious tradition they saw buddhism and is under threat by a communism past to do with thailand as being the center of the intense tradition and many thai soldi
're talking with the sheriff, the tougherrest shall have in america. [speaking spanish] joe, you should understand these imgrants. exclusive if they want to live together. they don't want to follow our laws. on glenn beck tonight, and i don't understand the people, illegal is illegal, joe, and so, i mean, tell the audience, i mean, tell them how you know they're illegal. well, i don't know, we're just going to do it. i don't care what they say. glenn beck show, racial profiling. so what? talking with the sheriff, under investigation by the department of justice for the worst cases of racial profiling in american history, but that's not the issue tonight on fox news. we are talking about the cold case posse with evidence that perhaps the man in the white house is, perhaps, from kenya. governor brewer and her finger, i'm going to get you my little pretty. when that happens, her book shuts number seven on amazon. she had 500,000 friends on facebook, and i read comments every night to see what they think. the washington post said she played chicken with them on health care, and said, stay o
said when the gap back to america he would train slaves that they would become could citizens and free people of the united states. but when he got back things changed. >> welcome to the 303rd annual american book awards co-sponsored by the columbus foundation. we chose the name to indicate as far as we know know, there have been 30,000 years of steroid -- storytelling. so the border directors are john d. macarthur and the but finally the lawyer for the state of california. this event it is being co-sponsored we'll acknowledge their generosity to bring s to the historic room. we want to welcome richard hudson to greet you and it is professor of marriages and a member of the faculty of american studies and interdisciplinary program. he came to the uc berkeley english department 1964 although he continues teaching and tell this but he it is now president of the west literature association. and that the berkley's annual conference in october and then he said the buck with that. [laughter] >> i basically want to say one word. you happen to be in this tool room of the english department. i'
right as governor romney himself would say. in america we like to celebrate success, and his success is nothing compared to his partners. three billionaires who operate hedge funds, partnered with romney on a takedown of the treasury in the auto bailout. three guys earned $4.2 billion from the u.s. treasury. you remember that from the debate, right? no one asks, no one is answering that begin today, we got the confirmation from the romney campaign. now, what is this all about? and what does it have to do with the congo? i was reporting for bbc television and the guardian. when i found out that someone had figured out how to dip their hands, their claws into the foreign aid fund, the debt relief given to the republic of congo which is suffering a cholera epidemic. this money was intended to be used, $90 million intended to be used to in the cholera epidemic in the congo and yet it was waylaid by a bird of prey, a vulture, a vulture fund, a guide -- managed by a guy named paul singer. is other middle name is elliott. paul elliott singer who has accompanied by a good name of elliott man
they put him under tremendous pressure and kept asking him, when is america going to free the slaves? so he began making promises that emancipation was really just around the corner. it was imminent. we were waiting for opinions are ripened. none of this was really true, but it was in our interest ran to say that. oddly enough jefferson really did those are some of this radical feeling over there in france. before he left he's set down a plan and told people about it. he told thomas paine, william short, number of other abolitionists over there. .. >> we want to welcome everybody -- we want to welcome everybody to the 33rd annual american book awards sponsored by the four columbus foundation. we choose the name to indicate that as far as we know there's been 30,000 years of storytelling in north america. so the members of our board of directors are john macarthur fellow, recipient of the presidential medal. the current chancellor of the academy of american poets and finally, the current lawyer for the state of california. this will be cosponsored by the english department
an expensive natural gas. we are now in the middle of america and energy revolution. as john maynard keynes said when the facts change, i change my mind. what do you do? the facts have changed. we have been staged on have to ask iran are saudi arabia to send it to us. we have so much natural gas we're talking about exporting at rise in the op-ed describes today that chemical manufacturers 1/2 unattractive back to america up for it it is so cheap rushes it is worried its hold on the eastern european economy will fail because we cannot supply them with natural gas. instead of russia. in this environment subsidizing wind and solar makes no sense. refi china and india and other emerging economies would sign nine so to reduce emissions i don't take a position nine whether man-made emissions cause global warming and i it china and india to make up 37% of the population not doing so. and the first chapter the book i talk about geo engineering solutions win to think we could reduce global temperatures by just came roofs white to reflect the race. what we're doing with a 12 billion-dollar hours it i
is author of "sovereignty and submission: the struggle of global governance and america's constitutional democracy." during the dinner, he delivered a lecture based on his book. it's a little over app -- an hour. [applause] >> thank you, mark. i'm very honored, and it's very flattering to be in such good company in the previous winners of the award. it's also a great honor to receive the award from the intercollegiate studies institute, an organization which for more than 60 years has done wonderful work in sustaining the core principles of american civil life. i also wish to extend condolences to the community for the recent loss of a great lady and great scholar, ann, and i'd like to acknowledge, henry was a stall ward defender of american national sovereignty. i hope that he would have been pleased in presenting this award to me as pleased as i am in receiving it. i'm going to proceed as follows. first, i'll talk about what i call philadelphia sovereignty. second, i'm going to examine the ideas of the global governance project which challenges philadelphia sovereignty, and third, move
and in iran stuck around for decades, and it's that role that really represented america's influence that stemmed from world war ii, the pro longed war in the gulf. >> host: professor, i think of the british when i think of the involvement in the middle east. when and how did they step back their involvement? >> guest: well, with regard to the gulf, the brits arrived in the 1800s. and it represented their quest to provide order to a part of -- on the flanks to their imperial interests in india. the southern coast of the gulf had been called in the 1800s, the pirate coast, and the constantly feuding tribes fused with one another, which spill out into the sea-born approaches to india, and result in attacks on india, and possibly resulting weakness that might bring another great power. so the british found themselves pulled into the gulf in the 1800s. not to colonize as they did further to the east in india but, rather to maintain order there, and they did, with a relatively small amount of military force. but you're right, the story in the 1800s, and the 1900s, until the early 1970s, w
america upside-down. what would happen if we looked at -- there's no reason we can look at it that way. north doesn't have to be a top. we could put south of the top who wanted to. >> host: we will have to leave it there. i apologize. out of time. kenneth davis has been our guest here on "in-depth". thank you very much. >> guest: thank you, peter. >> the presidential election is just around the corner. this weekend book tv has produced several political program from the past couple of weeks. the theme continues now. author edward klein joined book tv at freedom fest in las vegas to talk about his new york times best selling book, the amateur. helix critically at president obama before and after he reached the white house. here is what he had to say. >> well, the book currently on your screen is -- has been several weeks on the new york times best several with list. many weeks as number one. written by anne klein, who is our guest on book tv on c-span2. we do get the title for this book? >> it came from a meeting that bill clinton had in jeff pacoima, new york, north of n
historic constitutional freedoms >> no more from america -- book tv college series. this interview was recorded at the united states naval academy. it's about ten minutes. >> on your screen now, professor of history at the u.s. table academy. author of several books, including his most recent, american sheikhs, to families,j) for generations, and the storyk) of americj)a's influence in then middle east. who was dana? >> the founder of what later became the american university of beirut. >> added he go about doing that? >> a lot of american entrepreneur real spirit. >> made the family quite wealthy. >> what was his goal in founding the american university? >> his initial goal differ from a became his life's work. he arrived in the middle east and 1850's determined to convert muslims to christianity and very quickly realized that wasn't going to happen and that's the way to make a connection was not to convert them, but to educate them and to improve their lives and tangible, concrete ways because that is with they responded to positively. once he had that in sight he ran with it and
are damaging america's economy". in it, she subjects assumptions and policies which led to such ill-fated federal investments as that of the now bankrupt solyndra solar panel manufacturer as well as the a 123 caller battery manufacturer to a withering analysis which we at the institute have come to expect of the oxford trained economist whose chief of staff for the council of economic advisers. sorry. during the administration of president george w. bush. in her book she helps us understand why the failures of such direct investments in private firms are both significant problems in themselves and cautionary tale for those who would have the government rather than private investors allocate capital. the publication of "regulating to disaster" calfs diana's first year as an institute senior fellow in which she has been prolific and influential. cited by writers, reporters, talk-show hosts across the country. in particular i think of many contributions to our issues 2012 ranging from her analysis demonstrating that even adjusting for the state of the economy the number of americans re
with one another and i think doing so gives us a history of what his america looks like and it helps us to rethink not only what was going on in the south but what was going on and the national conservative political realm as well rethinking strom thurmond helps us to rethink the modern conservatism. a history that i think too often thurmond is left out of because we remember him as a kind of cartoonish racist figure from the deep south. recounts a decision by five men in putting her on goal rob cox to join the british army in the spring of 1941. six months prior to perlo harbor in america's involvement in world war ii. this is about an hour. [applause] >> thank you. thank you for that kind introduction and for introducing me to bill lewis whose name as far as i can tell the epicenter of support in the entire united states. [applause] thank you tuzee stan booktv for making me feel like oprah winfrey if only for an hour. it's wonderful to be here. is this everything a bookstore should be. i am happy to be in vermont because i have longstanding family ties with the state. can you hear? ta
, cloaked in the argument of what is good for america, but there is not allow a policy prescription in there. >> thank you. >> this event took place at the seventeenth annual texas book festival in austin, texas. for more information visit texasbookfestival.org. >> tell us when you think of your programming this weekend. comment on our facebook call or send us an e-mail. nonfiction books every weekend on c-span2. >> next, chrystia freeland talked about a rise of the superrich, the.-- the top 0.one% of the population and the impact they have in the world. this is hosted by politics and prose bookstore in washington d.c. and it is about an hour. [applause] >> thanks a lot. sorry to keep everyone waiting. i will say a few things about what is in the book. as i have been doing some interviews with my book, a favored way of interviewers in the conversation is to save the rich have always been with us after all. actually, that is not true. one of the points, the starting point of my book is to say actually things are different now. we really need to be aware of this new political and economic real
as the insulting term they use is america's mercenaries, because we paid for the -- a lot of the military hardware and transportation and logistics and extra pay the thai troops received. they also tend to focus on those thais who are engaged in black market schemes. the truth behind it all is that thai soldiers were fighting, were dying, for four years thailand was sort of carrying out the war, what they saw at their war, in south vietnam. so, the casualties are something we should keep in mind. >> host: professor ruth, when did thai relations start to gel? thailand has been an ally for a longtime and participated in the iraq war and world war ii. >> guest: yaw can date back to the example of offering abraham lincoln war elephant for his troubles. the american civil war, but definitely in the 20th 20th century, thais were always close u.s. allies, and this is intensified -- disrupted partly during the second world war, but as soon as the cold war gels, thailand pretty much comes in along as a strong u.s. ally, and definitely a strong cold war ally in terms of being an anticommunist component to t
of you, i love books and i am thrilled to be part of this. well, let me start with a portrait of america. i call it a portrait to make it clear from the start that i have absolutely no aesthetic sense whatsoever. but this is a sort of a portrait. i have split these things into 10 things, on the basis of density levels. at the heart, cities by the absence of physical space between people. cities have proximity, density, closeness. the bottom line shows the relationship between density and income. as you can see, they earn on average on a per capita basis, 50% more than those living in the least dense half of america's county. this is a common phenomenon throughout the world. the three largest metropolitan areas in this country produce 18% of our nation's gdp. almost a fifth. while including only 13% of america's population. the topline shows something that may be more surprising. it is the relationship between population growth between the year 2000 and 2010 an initial population density. as you can see, population growth goes up at the start of the 19th century. we were leaving our encla
and south america upside-down. what would happen if we looked at -- there's no reason we can look at it that way. north doesn't have to be a top. we could put south of the top who wanted to. >> host: we will have to leave it there. i apologize. out of time. kenneth davis has been our guest here on "in-depth". . . >> your internet is 20 times faster uploading and 10 times faster downloading. all these other countries understand a fundamental principle. in the 19th century, canals and railroads were the key to economic growth as industrialization came along, and you had to move heavy things like steel. as the 20th century came along, it was highways, the interstate highway program, for example, and airports that were crucial to economic growth. now it's the information superhighway, and what does the industry say? oh, don't call us that anymore. >> best selling author david cay johnston on the many ways corporations try to rob you blind tonight at 10 each on "after words." and tomorrow watch for live coverage of tom wolfe from opening night at miami book fair international this week
and longitude the wages of sick pes, the politics of health insurance, and progressive america. that the university of north carolina put out. this is a history -- her book and rather her talk today will be partly the history of rights and rations in the united states from the great depression to the present and the book just came out this month by the university of chicago press. i have seen copies of it flying around. i wish i had one to hold up here. by all accounteds, dr. hoffman has simply nailed this big historical topic up to the present moment. i'm going read a few blerp from the early review how that is being received. author of the "healing of america" writes this, in the american political debate, everybody condemns the notion of rationing health care. but beatrix hoffman's history shows that rationing by income, age, employment, et. cetera has been and remains a central element of america's medical system. she demonstrated that our various attempts at reforms over the decades have kept the rationing mechanism firmly in place. talk about death panel too -- i don't kn
of how that is being received. t.r. reid, is author of healing of america writes this, in the american political debate, everybody condemns the notion of rationing health care. but beatrix hoffman meticulous history shows that rationing by income, age, implement, et cetera, as the end remains a central element of america's medical system. she demonstrates that our various attempts at reform over the decades have kept the rationing mechanisms firmly in place. so i wonder do you think she'll talk about death panels, to? i don't know. jonathan oberlander was author of the political life of medicare rights this, excuse me, my allergies are showing up this morning. beatrice hoffmann skillfully chronicles america's struggles to make health care a right from the depression through obamacare. have beautifully written account explores the pervasive rationing of medical care and insurance and are staggering and equal health system. health care for some is a compelling reminder of how far we have come but also how far reform solicitor in the united states. the reviews keep this tone throughout. b
workers. they are all from latin america, and they do -- they do all of the hard, all of the hard work, and most, they are happy enough to get it. >> let's go to the last question. >> i'm from colombia, live here for 20 years, and, actually, i got the idea to interview all my friends that came from different countries for a book which gladly you wrote about all the immigrants coming to miami. my question for you is if that book will be published? you have such a unique way to see it. [inaudible] >> it will be published in spanish. the hold up is translation. >> yeah. >> if i finished the book on time -- [laughter] like, six months ago, there wouldn't be this hold up. [laughter] all of my books have. printed in spanish, and i've -- i've always been able to do pretty well reading -- >> right. this particular one sold, special for us because you write about our past and the impact in the city. thank you so much. >> oh, you're certainly welcome. [applause] >> yes. [applause] >> [inaudible] >> let's thank him. [applause] >> if you give us a couple minutes, we're going to set up for the auto
schools and join the british army in the spring of 1941. six months prior to pearl harbor and america's involvement in world war ii. this is about one hour. >> thank you. thank you so much. thank you for the kind introduction and thank you for introducing me the epicenter of support in the united states. thank you to c-span and booktv to making me feel like oprah winfrey, if only for an hour. it is wonderful to be here. isn't it everything that a bookstore should be? i am thrilled to be here at the north shire. i am also happy to be in vermont because i have long-standing family ties with the state and i have ties with the state. my book really got started here in vermont. when i was a little girl, i used to spend my school vacations with my grandmother who lived in a federal style house on main street in windsor, vermont, on the connecticut river. i spent the summers lolling around, reading and imagining what it was like to live there. one was like to live there before i was born. my father had a big family. he had two sisters and four brothers. the most famous of them would be arch
start with a portrait of america, and i call it a portrait to make it really clear from the very start that i have absolutely no aesthetic sense whatsoever. [laughter] but this is a sort of a portrait. i've taken the 3,000 odd counties in this country, and i've split them into ten. each dot represents roughly 300 counties on the basis of their density levels. because at their heart cities are the absence of physical space between people. cities are proximity, density, closeness. the bottom line shows the relationship between density and income. as you can see, there's a steadily increasing relationship there where the densest tenth of america's counties earn on average on a per capita basis 50% more than the people living in the least dense half of america's counties. this is a common phenomenon in the united states and throughout the world. the three largest metropolitan areas in this country produce 18% of our nation's gdp, almost a fifth, while including only 13 percent of america's population. the top line shows something that may be something more surprising. it's the relationship
the continent of north america malcolm included quote, if america continues increasing, chad which she will certainly do, the indian will be driven further and further back into the country until the whole races ultimately exterminated. how could the united states claim to be the quote strongest defender freedom when it denied the basic rights of survival to native americans for tax malcolm declared quote the right of exterminating or trying to -- where they must starve even the inhabitants of thinly peopled regions would be questioned and immoral the. all of us have good reason to be alarmed at the u.s. population rate since the nation's number have been increasing at such an remarkable pace. with no european rival to contend with, nothing stood in the way at the doubling of u.s. lands in every doubling of the u.s. population except for thousands of indians who continued to live on their native ground. the united states thus provided a perfect object lesson for claims that x. is population fueled territorial aggression. in what i need your any euro american size of virtuous cycle that
departure she wrote a letter to ronald reagan describing the time she had spent in america doing what she liked best, looking at beautiful thoroughbreds and walking in the wide-open spaces by the absence. the american west had a long held a fascination for the queen. one of her most intriguing american friends has been a monty roberts, a california cowboy who is known as the horse whisperer for his humane techniques to train horses in a circular pen. she was so impressed by what she had read about his approach that she invited him to demonstrate his technique at windsor castle in 1989. come show me this lion's cage of yours, she said. do i need a whip and change? as montae recalled to me, said that not only with the twinkle but that her message addressing him clearly her talent put him at ease. his demonstration was a big success, and the queen and the cowboys struck up a fast. over lunch in the castle garden she asked him numerous questions i saw mine open up, he recalled. when he told her something that she did not know she would sit on the edge of her chair, he said, with a humility of
of american who self identifies as a liberal, live life as a liberal and which is more of us in america were liberals, think michael more, think nancy pelosi, think your local college professor. think of the driver of that crazy car with all the bush is hitler bumper stickers on the back of the car. think the checkout help with the master's degree in gender studies wearing the head band at your local whole food store. you get the picture, right? they dominate professions that we've a very large cultural imprint in this great country profession like journalism, the arts, academia, the music industry, america's fastest growing band of entertainers, sec this l.a. acrobats. who are these people who call themselves liberals? how does such a small tiny group leave such a big impact on our culture and lives? what motivates them? i am in an excellent position to answer these deep questions because i have been watching liberals closely for over 30 years. i have studied liberal like jane goodall studies her chimps. in their natural habitat. and without judgment. in silence mostly because we barely spe
. first, there were neutrality laws, but there was also a very strong isolationist sentiment in america. and even george marshall, who was the chief military adviser to franklin roosevelt, said how could we send all these weapons to england if they're going to surrender to the british in a matter of weeks, and we end up fighting the germans? we'll be charging into the face of our own weapons. but even though the operation was secret, it became headlines, of course, when it happened around the world. and everyone knew about it. and roosevelt and marshall were very, very affected by this. they thought if the british government can do this, they're serious. they are, they're not going to negotiate with the germans. they're going to stay in this for as long as they possibly can. and it opened up the pathway for armaments to go to britain which were very much needed and very much appreciated. >> host: brooke stoddard, when the official dates of the so-called battle for britain, battle of britain? >> guest: when were they? >> host: yeah. >> guest: i think britain calls it july to the end of s
't the case the super rich have been with us but actually there is a reluctance particularly in america, i am canadian so i see with a little bit of a distance, in america there is a reluctance to talk about the income distribution of. one of my friends was supposed to be here tonight i talked to him about this and he said a was once told by the head of a prestigious think-tank they were unlikely to find any work that had wealth inequality in the title. they could finance anything with poverty elimination but that was a different matter. why? because the party of some people put be in a warm glow. charity is a good thing and many ethical points earned all the tiny amounts are given to the four but every mention raises the issue of the appropriateness or legitimacy. that is true even with the discussion generally a lot of action is in the top 1% people get anxious and with the publication of my book bill daley was on the panel and he started the talk by saying i guess it is okay. and i said yes. it is okay. what is causing the big gap? year rather obviously the people who are most interested 1
states of america. .. >> if i can add one more thing, remember the beginning of the united states of america. economy of the this southern states in the northern states is very different. they were very different from each other. even today, the economy is very different. we found a way to deal with that and the regulators are the same is true in europe and china and india. same is the same is true and brazil. this country deals with gaps between the rich and poor, agriculture, and earthen industrialize an evolving in much the same way that we're going to have to on the global stage for a the problem has been solved and can be solved. >> host: good afternoon, we have a caller from new york city. >> caller: hello, i'm so happy you're taking my call. my question is this fiscal cliff that we are approaching. if president obama allows it to happen, what kind of catastrophe are you talking about? i'm kind of concerned? so negatively will this affect the industry? how bad will it really be out there on wall street and main street? >> guest: well, let's say there are a bunch of people wh
. what is significant about the particular work? somehow it shaped america and our thinking about who we are? then we would have a series of special exhibit halls. obviously very exciting. one for children you'll hear lots of squeals of clieght delight as they engage with the favorite characters from the children book. we have poetry corner. one way, that could be a darkroom that you enter and sit there in quite and you hear the poets voice and then images of the context in which the poet or the poem has been set. for example, we -- [inaudible] you hear brooks reciting that and you see the guys in the pool hall. you are in the pool hall with them. these are the sort of ideas. we want to make it engaging and fun and inspirational. >> host: what about non-fiction? >> absolutely feature non-fiction. we are a country that is found on the written word started with the we hold these truths to be self-evident and the constitution and propagated with the gettysburg address and the speeches of martin luther king and others. these are fundamentally important to defining the country and who with we
's because america had this emotional ties to china. missionaries, college professor , and ventures. so there is this special relationship. there is also the rhetorical requirement for putting china and a higher place because to my after all, if china collapsed america would have a major problem dealing with that. said u.s. policy has always bee? , during world war ii, said keep china as one of the big?? four.????????? so in reality because of???? logistical problems, strategic? perris, your first amazes'??? second, china, in reality, was? pretty low.???????? one very good indicator was our? ?nguage materials.?????? the hallmark america contribute? to world war ii.???????? over 60 percent of these??? terials went to britain. somewhere around 25% went to th soviet union. ring the entire war less than 2 percent went to china. so you see, china was very important, but in terms of material support, very small. and that was very ironic. it had a lot to do with the
been a disaster for america. most of all for black people, and so the point of it is to say don't fall for white guilt, again, the last time you fell for it in 2008, look what that produced. [laughter] don't fall for it again. don't make the same mistake again. i think it's a fun book to read. most of it will be stories you have never read before. thank you, i'll sign your books now. [applause] [inaudible conversations] thank you are you leaving? >> yeah. >> it's your fault we department get to mingle. [laughter] i have to go back to d.c. that's all i'm getting from you? [laughter] evaluate h i was telling me friend how i tell the whipper snappers at events you hang on allen's every word. he was the one who was -- [inaudible] and you don't care about that. [laughter] you don't even care. also, we always agree. like when we ran off with -- i think my whole support for kristy was running off the -- [inaudible conversations] i know i'm giving a big head to match his body. >> all right. good to see you guys, thank you for coming. thank you. [inaudible conversations] thanks for coming. >> h
america will have a major problem dealing with that, so a u.s. policy is world war ii to keep china.?????? but your reality? because of t? logistical strategic plurality of? this,.??????? your attitude of it wasn't??? pretty? low.????????? then it was americans?? contributing?? to world war i? read over 60% of the materials went to britain, and its commonwealth countries. somewhere around 25% went to th soviet union. during the entire war, less tha 2% wento to china.????? so rhetorically china was very? important. but, in terms of material pport, wasn't very small. and that was ironic. it had a lot to do with the service rivalry of policy, priorities, logistical difficulties, but overall it's very important we come with the chinese and it doesn't work of chinese-made whether it is reduced as i said earlier. as to how many chinese died during world war ii? >> the numbers were varied. the most accept a number dealing with china was 15 million
think of sovereignty in the sense of we, the people of the united states of america. the opening words of the constitution of the united states written, of course, in philadelphia. hence, i came up with the term philadelphian sovereignty. also, of course, rhymes with westphalian. but what does philadelphia sovereignty mean, of course? the people aren't sovereign but through a constitution. and the twin pillars are liberty and concept. so we do have -- consent. so we do have majority rule, but it is limited through a constitution, and the whole system of separation of powers, of federalism, of limited government. so this is philadelphia sovereignty. a lot of times people get hung up on are we a republic or a democracy. we're a compound regime, a regime that is both liberal and democratic or constitutional and republican or liberal and republican. you could use any of these terms. alexander hamilton used the term representative democracy. so we're a government that is based on majority rule and consent, but that is limited by a constitution. hence, this compound regime. now, one of the m
, just by no other virtue that we were border, nobody here deserves to be in america. nobody here before you were born, god elli contessa said you're good to go, you're cool, you're good, you deserve, you get to be an american. by the grace of god we're americans. this young little guy was born in one of the worst environments possible, into a country where you're going to starve to death probably, get cholera and a bunch of other diseases, probably, and if not you might get maimed. so as bad as he just told you my childhood was, okay, i got beat with a belt, okay, i went to bed hungry a few times because i was born to teenage mom. okay, my life is pretty bad. let me tell you something. nobody into the most people in here have never had really bad. this guy has it that. now he's lying there dying because his right foot blown off from his left foot is partially blown off. he is lying there, he has gangrene and now he is dying a slow, miserable death. of course, being americans what do we want to do? want to help the kid, right? but don't really want to help the kid? i'm running a safe hou
to a very -- american theaters to help them better understand america on different recommendations, and why. we asked them what foreign authors have influenced their work. we've also asked them how would they have a originally inspired to write. so you've got jonathan and tc boyle, a lot of wonderful writers are featured in that. again, urge your viewers to check it out. again, people who go to the website to make their own recommendations on what they think a foreign leader should read. >> american writers -- americanwritersmuseum.org is the website. also tweaked out on a regular basis but we will put up or twitter handle as well. malcolm o'hagan, can people donate to the american writer's museum at this point? >> we talked two years ago, peter, they could not. we didn't have a donate button. so that's where the other developments that has occurred. yes, indeed, we have a donate button and we will be very much encourage our viewers to make a donation but it's a wonderful opportunity to does. it's a wonderful opportunity to show that they really think this is a good idea. why that's importa
information on events. facebook.com/become tv. >> next, greg argues that america's university and college campuses stifle free speech. it's about 45 minutes. ... >> for my 20th high school reunion. but i am here to talk about the book and how free-speech is curtailed and how it harms us all. why did i write it? because i went to law school and stanford specifically it has been a passion my entire life. of russian father and i came from that background to realize everybody could say what they want to. that the government could decide. my mom or my dad is then turned? so i say the history and i did six additional credits of way of design of history and freedom of speech. i was utterly a prepared for what i would see college campuses. i feel like i am begging my head against the wall writing articles about this my entire career and people said they get in trouble and they have a speech code and people talk to each other because they are afraid and what is the big deal? that is a terrifying question and "unlearning liberty" is my response tuesday an american ally of matters. the b
regulating to disaster, have green jobs policies are damaging america's economy. in fact, she subjects the assumptions and policies which led to such elevated as of now bankrupt seller paid no manufacture as well as the electric car battery manufacturer to a withering analysis, which we at the institute have come to expect from this oxford trained economist who served as chief of staff of the council of economic advisers -- sorry. during the administration of president george w. bush. while the serving direct investments in private firms and cautionary tales for those who tell the government rather than private investors allocate capital. they can't stay in its first year as an institute senior fellow, a year in which he is to prolific and influential cited by writers, reporters, talkshow host across the country. i think in particular many contributions to a series called issues 2012 ranging from her analysis demonstrating even adjusting the state of the economy receiving food stamps is at an all-time high. we've heard that occurred in the campaign. she made clear the oil companies so
through the ownership and labor of his slaves, but america's third president called silent profits. the underutilized recent archaeological findings at jefferson's estate, monticello, and jefferson's papers in his research. this is just over an hour. >> our guest speaker this afternoon is henry when seco will be talking about his book, must -- master of the mountain, thomas jefferson and his life's. it is a subject which the thomas jefferson foundation has been a pioneer in researching and presenting, thinks lawyers the to the work of stanton who has collected essays which were published earlier this year by the university of virginia press they are entitled, labor to my happiness, slavery and thomas jefferson's monticello. regarded an authority on the subject. her book was released to coincide with an exhibit on slavery in monticello and the smithsonian national museum of african american history, which was co curated by the staff of the thomas jefferson foundation. seventy of the descendants of those commemorated attended the opening nine. after 50 years of archaeological and his
is we're five days away from fundamentally transforming the united states of america. that's not prague pragmatism or adjustment to changing circumstances so this modest account of liberalism is a form of conservatism, can't be the whole truth, and, in fact, i would suggest it's something more like a noble lie meant to protect the actual story of liberalism. as a political phenomena, american liberalism is almost exactly a hundred years old. it emerged in the progressive movement that broke into our politics in 1912 in that famous election won by woodrow wilson. liberalism progressed, as i understand it, across american politics in three great waves that dominated the last century, and for convenience sake, i'll point to them. the new freedom, that was wilson's administration and program. the new deal, of course, and the great society, of course, along with its tragic chorus, the new left. each wave set out to transform america as the names suggest. if you want to create a great society, that implies this is a lousy society. if you want a new deal, that implies there's something rotten
private insurers have been, medicaid even more successful, and the crazy thing about america, we actually have everything -- all possible systems of some version here. the veterans health administration, which is true socialized medicine, the doctors are government employees -- is incredibly efficient relative to the rest of the health care system. >> you did a calculation that showed if we had a healthcare system that was as efficient as the best in europe or france, canada, germany, or the uk, take your pick, we would have no deficit -- >> baby-boom demographics. >> that's right. everyone else -- but the -- canada is just a single-payer system but not socialized medicine. it's medicare for everybody. france is complicated. but it's a mixture of public provision, public health insurance, but it is -- much heavier hand of government than the canadian system. about the same cost as canada january system but spectacular outcome, and britain has a system which is pure socialized medicine, and the outcomes are a little better than ours, and the cost is 40% of ours. so, sure, all of these thin
took office. may become a national joke but really did prevent america from a great depression and it launched over 100,000 projects to upgrade roads, bridges, subways, sewer plants, military bases, fish hatcheries, i can go on all day and it's transforming america's approach to energy, education, health care, transportation, and more. it's one of the most important and least understand pieces of legislation in modern history. the short-term recovery part as well as the long-term reinvest part. always the pure is disstillation of what obama meant by change. a major down payment on owl of his biggest campaign promises, and the story of the stimulus is not only, i think, kind of fun and gripping story, but it's a microcosm of the obama era. it's the best way to understand the president, his policies, his approach to politics, his achievements, and his troubled marketing those achievements in a city that's gone bonkers. it's also the best way to understand his enemies. this book documents the republican plot to destroy obama before he even took office. you always heard about and i
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